Wednesday, September 11. 2019
As nights get cooler bats start to think about their winter den sites, which is mostly commonly in the attics of urban homes both in the city and countryside. Bats can fit through a hole the size of a dime and often enter in the gap that exists between the brick and soffit. Gates Wildlife will bat proof your home by caulking this existing gap to ensure that there is no access points into your attic. At this time of year we are able to install our one-way-door to allow the bats to exit but not re-enter.
Have you ever found a bat inside your home? If so, there is a good chance there is a colony of bats living inside your attic. If there is any concern that you might have a colony of bats in your home, give us a call to schedule a free on site estimate with one of our technicians.
By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.
About a month ago one of our friends reached out letting us know they had found 3 baby squirrels that had fallen out of their nest. The mother squirrel had been nesting in their car port, which they were unaware of until the babies had fallen out. She contacted me for advice on how to proceed with the situation.
At this point we were unsure if the mother squirrel was still around as some babies will accidentally fall out of their nest in their attempt to find mom if she hasn’t been back for them in a while. The homeowners were not opposed to allowing the squirrels to nest in their car port so I advised them to place the babies back in their nest and to watch to see if the mother returns.
After keeping watch and monitoring the activity around the nest they were pleased to see the mother return to her babies. This mother squirrel must have concluded that the location of the nest was no longer a safe place to keep her babies due to the disturbance and decided to relocate her babies.
All in all, a feel good story!